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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to fix a fence?

The average cost of fence repairs is around $250, with most homeowners paying anywhere between $200 and $300. Fence repairs have a wide range of potential costs, however, ranging from $50 to as much as $1,443. The cost of your fence repair project depends on multiple factors, including where you live, what type of repair you need, the terrain and the fence materials used.

Contact several fence repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your fence.

Why does my gate sag?

A gate can sag for a number of reasons. One common reason is that the screws holding the hinges in the wood or other post material have come loose, causing gravity to pull the fence down. Another common problem is the gate post’s lack of stability. Posts can become loose and start to lean, or if they are wooden, they can even rot at the point where they meet the ground.

How much does it cost to fix a gate?

Gates can be more expensive to fix than other parts of a fence, and there are several reasons for this. The first is that gates are the only moving parts on a fence — hence they have more components that can wear out, as well as friction and the potential for rusting and sagging. Fixing a gate may require a total replacement or simply replacing certain components like hinges. Sometimes, the repair may involve fixing the surrounding fence.

Contact several gate repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your gate.

What are some common fence repairs?

The most common fence repairs are aimed at fixing:

  • Missing boards or slats. This is a common problem with wood fences.
  • Fence material corrosion. This occurs on metal fences like chain link and iron.
  • A sagging gate. This could result from a tilting fence post or loose hinges.
  • Post movement. Typically, this is caused by frost, corrosion or water.
  • Stains. Moisture and other elements can stain fencing, which may require a professional to remove it.
  • Warping. Warped, curled, cupped or bent boards are unsightly and less effective and need to be replaced.

If you notice any of the above issues with your fence, reach out to fence repair professionals near you to start getting cost estimates and schedule an appointment.

Should I repair or replace my fence?

Fence repair is better for common problems that only affect small areas, such as a broken picket or a shifting fence post. However, there is a rule of thumb to follow: If the repair project requires replacing 20% or more of your fence, it’s probably time to replace the whole fence. The exception to this rule is if the fence is fairly new and just part of it is damaged. 

Who installs fences?

Fencing contractors are the best choice when you want to have a fence installed on your property. While there are several types of professionals who can likely handle this service — including handymen, landscapers and general contractors — a fencing contractor has the experience to know what could cause potential problems in the long run. This might include wet spots, vegetation or other issues with the land. 

When choosing a professional to install a fence on your property, make sure they have credentials and experience.

What are some common gate repairs?

The most common gate repairs tend to be associated with a sagging gate. A gate repair professional will check the hinge system. If the hinges have come loose, they will detach the gate, set the hinges in the proper location and reattach everything. 

Another common repair is replacing or repairing a sagging fence post by digging a new posthole and/or using a concrete footing.

What's the cheapest fence to install?

The cheapest type of fence to install is (usually) a chain-link fence. Averaging between $7 and $12 per linear foot, this type of fencing is strong and secure and allows homeowners to maintain visibility while adding protection to their property. Chain-link fences are constructed from steel coated in aluminum, vinyl or zinc for weather resistance. 

You can get a more accurate cost estimate for your chain-link fence by contacting professionals who specialize in installing these fences. 

Read our cost guide on fence installation costs to see prices for other types of fences.

How much does it cost to install a fence gate?

Adding a gate to your fence can be a practical way to provide access to a yard, work area or outdoor living space while ensuring safety and privacy. Gate installation costs will vary based on the gate material you select, the size of your gate, whether you install a fence at the same time, and any special features you’d like to add. Standard opening size for a single-wide gate is 4 feet; a double-wide gate is 8 feet. A small gate may be for decoration; a double-wide gate can be mounted on a rolling caster system to allow access for cars or wide loads. Here are some examples of average fence gate installation costs:

  • 4-foot, single-swing chain-link gate: $100 for materials and installation costs.
  • 28-foot wheeled chain-link gate on a caster system: $800-$1,000 for materials and installation costs.
  • 4-foot, single-swing wood gate: $75.
  • 8-foot double-wide wood gate: $150.
  • 4-foot white vinyl walk-through gate: $300–$400 for materials and installation costs.
  • 8-foot, double-wide white vinyl gate: about $800 for materials and installation costs.
  • White vinyl gate fence more than 8 feet wide: $1,200-$1,500 for materials and installation.
  • Arched black powder-coated aluminum pool gates: $175-$200 per gate.

How much does it cost to put up a chain-link fence?

Chain-link fence is one of the most affordable options for adding safety and value to your home or business. The national average chain-link fence installation cost is $2,750. Chain-link fences are relatively simple for the pros to install; a fence of less than 150 linear feet can often be put up in under one day. A good rule of thumb is to add an additional workday for each additional 100 linear feet of fence to be installed.

Chain-link fence installation costs are affected by the fluctuating cost of steel, regional labor rates, the height of fence you select, and the features you select, such as a powder-coated finish. The industry standard is galvanized steel, which is rust- and corrosion-resistant. Galvanized chain-link fence installation cost, including labor and materials, is typically $12 per linear foot. For a more contemporary and elegant option, black powder-coated galvanized chain-link fence might cost approximately $15 per linear foot on average, including materials and labor. For industrial sites or businesses, 10-foot-high galvanized chain-link fences may provide additional security, but also have an added cost. A 10-foot-high chain-link fence could cost $17-$18 per linear foot, including labor and materials.

Reviews for Sandy fence professionals
Michael T.
Put in a fence and it looks great!
Dave's Done Right HandymanDave's Done Right Handyman
Sarah P.
Hansen got the fence back up and it has stayed up. We're happy!
Lisa L.
They built new fences on my corner lot and 3 gates and did an amazing job. Came to do the bid on a Tuesday. That same day they hauled away the old fence and started the build by the next day, and was done by Saturday. Highly recommend! Friendly and a great value. Thank you!
Ohana companyOhana company
Anne C.
The Team from Universal Contractor repaired our damaged fencing. The job was a large one and they helped us to find solutions within our budget while ensuring that our fencing will hold up well going forward. Our Thanks to Jordan and his crew. They got the Job done. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Universal Contractor of UtahUniversal Contractor of Utah
Brady L.
Did a great job on my fence. Came when they said they would and finished when they said they would.
Spettro RemodelsSpettro Remodels
Thumbtack Customer
It was excellent working with Phillip at Crown Services. I highly recommend hiring them for your fencing needs. He was extremely communicative throughout the whole process. He was very thorough when he first came to check out the project (ripping out old fence and installing new fence). He is very friendly and professional. He got me an estimate for the project within a day of seeing the fence. It was initially higher than I wanted to spend, but Phillip was willing to negotiate a lower price that I was comfortable with. He came on the exact scheduled day to start the project and then he and his crew finished within 4 days. Overall, a great experience (I've had bad experiences in the past with contractors and so this was a breath of fresh air).
Crown Services Group, LLCCrown Services Group, LLC
Kelly L.
Excellent and quick work. They were able to get my replacement fence gate in quickly and it looks great. Their pricing is very fair and will definitely contact them in the future for any projects.
King Manu Concrete LLCKing Manu Concrete LLC
Jaxon C.
I’ve been trying to contact this “pro” for weeks now. They are completely ignoring my calls, texts, and messages on this app. The fence they built for my is literally coming apart at the seams because they used cheep staples to construct it when they should have used screws on a fence like this. Steve told me it comes with a 2 year warranty. It’s been only three months. I am very disappointed with this company and I do not recommend them.
Snyder TradesSnyder Trades
Tom G.
Had the project completed from distance and Levi was very responsive to messages and was great with my requests. He sent me progress photos as his team worked on the fence. I would hire them again.
Spettro RemodelsSpettro Remodels
Cheryl J.
Levi responded to my request for a bid the same day. He patiently answered all of my questions. We were on his schedule quickly and the job was finished in a couple of days! Our new fence looks great!
Spettro RemodelsSpettro Remodels
Jeanette K.
Scott and his family did such an incredible job building our fence! Quality work that will last and made it functional for our family by custom building the gates. Will definitely be calling again when we are ready to redo our deck!!
Duvall ConstructionDuvall Construction
Colsie S.
Luke and his team did a great job removing our very large and unsightly bushes and building a beautiful fence for us. He is very friendly and worked with us and our budget. We will definitely hire him again for future projects.
Ocean Blue llcOcean Blue llc
K. J.
Scott did an amazing job on my fence. He is so responsive, knowledgeable and punctual. He is upfront and honest. He comes when he says he will come. All those qualities are hard to come by! And he did a fabulous job. He made sure it was just the way we wanted. He does great work. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Duvall ConstructionDuvall Construction
David M.
Working with DJ was awesome from beginning to end. He responded really quick, worked around our schedule to come give us a free estimate, and had our entire double gate construction and installation completed in a matter of days. It’s refreshing working with people that stick to their word, are professional, and aren’t trying to rip you off. I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to have anything built that will last for years at an unbeatable price. Thanks again for everything DJ, love the fence!
Estelle H.
I was quoted about 600.000 and than there was about a 50% increase in the bill that was given me. Some of it was fine ie the mailbox we discussed and the increased cost of the lumber also fine. What wasn’t fine was the not discussed increases, and me having to inform him that I have a CCTV on the outside of my house so he couldn’t say we talked about what we didn’t and him threatening to tear down my fence and put a lien on my house within 24-hours of the service being completed and not yet paid for. We never agreed I would pay at the time of service. I got it paid before 9:30pm the day after service. If you want a lack of transparent and inaccurate pricing and your for phone to explode with threatening texts go on and hire these people.
Universal Contractor of UtahUniversal Contractor of Utah
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